8 fantastically pulpy Godzilla posters from the '50s

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Dec 14, 2012

Quite simply, they just don't make 'em like they used to ... and this collection of one-sheets from the early days of Japan's most popular movie franchise proves it.

There's something so day-glo entertaining about these posters—some of which change Godzilla to Gigantis, for reasons which pass understanding—an energy and enthusiasm that even surpasses American genre posters of the day. It really is too bad that, with rare exceptions, posters aren't as blissfully bonkers as these anymore.

Head over to Monster Brains for more inspired kaiju-related lunacy.

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